sidebar menu icon


BUTTE CREEK. Butte Creek, also known as Buke Creek and Battle Creek, rises two miles south of Clairemont in central Kent County (at 33°08' N, 100°46' W) and runs east for seven miles to its mouth on the Salt Fork of the Brazos River (at 33°10' N, 100°37' W). Most of the area features moderately steep slopes and locally high relief surfaced by silt loam that supports mesquite and grasses. About a mile west of the creek's mouth the land is flat with local shallow depressions and a surface of sandy and clay loams in which grow hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Handbook of Texas Online, "Butte Creek," accessed November 23, 2017,

Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.